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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 537414, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/537414
Research Article

Observer-Based Sliding Mode Control for Stabilization of a Dynamic System with Delayed Output Feedback

1School of Applied Mathematics, University Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Xihua University, Chengdu 610096, China
3School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
4College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 8001, Australia
5Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, 4898 Grimstad, Norway

Received 10 July 2013; Accepted 29 August 2013

Academic Editor: Rongni Yang

Copyright © 2013 Bo Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper considers the sliding mode control problem for a kind of dynamic delay system. First by utilizing Lyapunov stability theory and a linear matrix inequality technique, an observer based on delayed output feedback is constructed. Then, an integral sliding surface is presented to realize the sliding mode control for the system with the more available stability condition. Finally, some numerical simulations are implemented to demonstrate the validity of the proposed control method.

1. Introduction

For system control, state feedback control is a powerful tool when the full information of the system states is assumed to be accessible. However, in real engineering, not all of them can be available. Hence, the research on observer-based control system is a meaningful topic. Up to now, many relevant investigations [110] have been carried out. For instance, in [1], by imposing some restrictions on an open-loop system, two classes of the observer-based output feedback controllers, one finite dimensional and the other one infinite dimensional, are constructed; in [2], a static gain observer for linear continuous plants with intrinsic pulse-modulated feedback is designed to asymptotically drive the state estimation error to zero; in [3], by using the orthogonality-preserving numerical algorithm, a nonlinear discrete-time partial state observer is designed to realize the attitude determination for a kind of spacecraft system; in [4], with the two-step observation algorithms, an observer is constructed to force an underactuated aircraft to asymptotically track a given reference trajectory; in [5], through employing an adaptive backstepping approach, a modified high-gain observer is introduced to realize the global asymptotic tracking for a class of nonlinear systems.

In real engineering, time delays exist objectively, which makes the observer-based system control issue more complicated. Many existing control methods that have been well developed based on the conventional feedback observer, such as ones in [15], are not directly applicable. In addition, the LMI technique is known as a powerful tool for system control. However, it is not easy to use any more when time delays appear in the feedback output of system. Hence, the corresponding research is meaningful. Sliding mode control (SMC) has been proven to be an effective robust control strategy and has been successfully applied to a wide range of engineering systems such as spacecrafts, robot manipulators, aircraft, underwater vehicles, electrical motors, power systems, and automotive engines [1125]. In [11], a novel integral sliding surface is introduced to achieve the control for a kind of system based on the LMI technique, with the more available stability condition compared to the conventional linear sliding surface. However, the system with delay is not included in its research yet. Hence, all of the above motivate our work.

In this paper, the problem on the SMC for a kind of delay dynamic system will be discussed. By utilizing Lyapunov stability theory and a linear matrix inequality technique, a new observer-based on delayed output feedback will be constructed. An integral sliding surface will be presented to realize the SMC of the system with the more available stability condition. Finally, some numerical examples will be included to demonstrate the validity of the proposed control method.

Notation used in this paper is fairly standard. Let be the -dimensional Euclidean space, represents the set of real matrix, * denotes the elements below the main diagonal of a symmetric block matrix, diag represents the diagonal matrix, the notation means that is the real symmetric and positive definite, denotes the identity matrix with appropriate dimensions, and refers to the Euclidean vector norm.

2. Problem Statement and Preliminaries

In this paper, the following dynamic system is considered: where is the system state, is the system input, is the system output, is discrete delay, is the measurable feedback output, and , , , are the system matrices with appropriate dimension.

Then, an observer of system (1) is built as follows: where is the state vector, is the feedback control matrix, and is the measurable feedback delay.

Define the observation error: The following theoretical result will be used throughout the paper.

Lemma 1. For observer (2), the following equation holds:

Proof. The derivative of (4) is as follows: Consider (2), we get The proof of Lemma 1 is thus completed.

3. Design of Observer

Theorem 2. If there exists a matrix , and positive-definite symmetric matrices and satisfy then, observer (2) can realize the observation of system (1).

Proof. From system (1), we have With (2), we can get Choose the Lyapunov functional candidate as The time derivative of is Then, the following equation holds: where Let , and, with LMI (7), we can conclude Hence, From system (1), the following equation can be derived: Considering (4), we have Finally, combined with (16), we can get , which means the realization of the observation. The proof of Theorem 2 is thus completed.

4. Design of Sliding Motion Control Law

First, we introduce the following integral sliding surface: For system (1), we have Hence, the following equation holds: By , we get the equivalent control law as When , we can obtain Then, based on Lyapunov theory and LMI techniques, the following theoretical result is derived.

Theorem 3. If there exists a matrix , and positive-definite symmetric matrices and satisfying then, dynamic system (23) is stable.

Proof. Choose the Lyapunov functional candidate as Then, the time derivative of is as Hence, we have where Let ; pre- and postmultiply by ; we have Let , , and consider LMI (24); we can get Hence, dynamic system (23) is stable. The proof of Theorem 3 is thus completed.

Next based on the above theoretical results, a sliding mode controller will be constructed to realize the stabilization of dynamic system (1).

Theorem 4. For dynamic system (1), the state trajectory will be driven onto the sliding surface in a finite time by the following SMC law: where and are positive scalars.

Proof. Choose the Lyapunov functional candidate as With (21) and (32), we have When the observation of system (1) is achieved, the time derivative of is as Hence, the system state trajectory can converge to the sliding surface and stay on the surface. This concludes the proof of Theorem 4.

5. Numerical Example

In this section, we will verify the proposed theoretical theorems by giving some illustrative examples.

First consider dynamic system (1) with the following parameters: Corresponding simulation results are shown in Figure 1.

fig1
Figure 1: The time response of of system (1) without SMC.

Then, the presented observer-based SMC method in this paper is applied to system (1). Based on Theorem 3, we can get the control parameters as follows: In addition, to avoid the chattering phenomenon of SMC, is recommended to be replaced by , and the corresponding simulation results are shown in Figures 2 and 3.

fig2
Figure 2: The time response of and of system (1) with SMC.
fig3
Figure 3: The time response of control input of system (1).

Remark 5. From Figure 1, it can be seen that the state variables of the system diverge to zero as time passes by. This means that the considered system is not stable. Figure 2 shows the time response of system state and system state estimate based on the given observer-based SMC method. Figure 3 shows the time response of sliding mode control input . It can be seen that converges to during 4.0 seconds, and the original unstable dynamic system becomes stable for the utilization of our controller, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the presented theoretical results.

6. Conclusion

In this paper, the problem on the stabilization for a kind of dynamic system has been discussed. Through utilizing Lyapunov stability theory and linear matrix inequality techniques, a delayed output feedback observer has been designed, and a sliding mode controller has been constructed to realize the stabilization of the system. Finally, some typical numerical examples have been included to verify the validity of the proposed SMC method.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by the Key Projects of Xihua University (Z1120946), the National Key Basic Research Program, China (2011CB710706, 2012CB215202), the 111 Project (B12018), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61174058, 61134001).

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